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My cousin just moved to DC and was wondering which service would be better. I really have no idea so obviously I turn to OCN! Any suggestions? This is for internet and television.
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post #2 of 11
Verizon No questions asked. Comcast/ Cablevision is shoddy, slow and always get interrupted. their Tv service is night and day. (In Ny anyway, but im sure its like that everywhere else also). the lag input between when you push the button until the screen changes in comcast is anywhere between 3-5 seconds. On verizon its about 1-2 seconds. it might not sound like much but its a HUGE difference. also on comcast/ cablevision if you hold down the up or down channel buttons and release it the box just keeps going until you get frustrated and rip the box out. on Verizon it stops when you get your finger off of the buttons.
post #3 of 11
Comcast is crappy. End of story.

My internet goes out daily and I have to mess with the modem for 10 mins to get it working again. I have called them out multiple times to look at it and they insist everything is fine.

I have a friend with Verizon FIOS and its really awesome. Its crazy fast and not to mention the upload speeds are really good. I run a server out of my home and cable upload speeds are garbage. Granted fiber upload speeds are not equal to download speeds (or even close) but its better than cable.
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I have FIOS - and I love it. Its is fast...real fast
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post #5 of 11
I have comcast. I hate comcast. Sadly, it is the only ISP in my area that offers broadband.
post #6 of 11
verizon fios hands down, no comparison.
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post #7 of 11
fios of course!
    
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Comcast is pretty slow here but that's only service my community provided.
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unanimous decision /thread
post #10 of 11
I'll disseminate, I have Comcast and it works well.

Years ago in my old neighborhood Comcast struggled to keep things maintained but it was a pretty isolated area. That said, they eventually got their act together and for the past 7 years or so the service has been very nice.

I've heard of issues with both Comcast and FIOS. Overall I'm happy with my Comcast service, the internet is fast and reliable and the television works well with plenty of HD for my enjoyment. I will say the channels change a bit slow but there are too many factors ie: television, cable box, etc, to solely blame Comcast for that. My mom has the HD-DVR box and the channels change faster than my regular HD box.

I can't personally speak for FIOS but I've heard it's not all peaches and cream. I can speak for Comcast and I'm happy with my service and will continue to use them unless FIOS offers an unbeatable deal.
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